Feng Shui Literally means wind and water. It is an ancient Chinese system about the relationship between humans and their environment. It is about how everything is energy and is interconnected and constantly changing. Based on the laws of nature, its' theories, principles and techniques off us a way of understanding how we can create a comfortable environment where we are in balance and harmony with nature, while at the same time we can enhance specific areas of our lives.
The underlying principle of feng shui is chi. Another word for chi is energy. It is an energetic, formative principal that is spontaneously expressed throughout all life. It is the underlying principle of energy linking all things. This principle is common to other traditions as well. The Hindus call it prana, the Japanese call it Qi, and the Catholics call it spiritus. Chi can be cosmic, of the earth, or of people. The quality of chi is expressed through form, shape, color, sound and cycles of nature. A lot of feng shui is concerned with ensuring that chi does not get stuck, stagnate, depleted or too concentrated.
There are two types of feng shui to consider in the environments. One is physical, referring to actual visible surroundings, such as landscape, mountains, buildings, waterways and roads and the interior design of the building. The second type is more abstract, and that is the directional influences, which are invisible, but which have considerable influence on us. When evaluating feng shui influences, it is necessary to take into consideration both the visible and invisible energetic qualities of the environment.